12 May - 13 Jun 2011, Marseille / France

A selection from Pay Here and I was looking to see if you were looking back at me to see me looking back at you series and Yusuf Sevinçli’s Good Dog series exhibited at Dissecting & Patching exhibition curated by Ali Taptık at Vol de Nuits Galerie, Marseille/FR.

The works proposed by Yusuf Sevinçli and Gözde Türkkan and selected by Ali Taptık, are a pure concentrate of emotional instability: just stop in front of them to sink into an excessive and mutable emotional experience, as a result of an unstable identity. We finally cross the photography borders ans get, through the extreme approach of the artists, almost to hit psychoanalysis. The works of Gözde Türkkan are visibly marked by a sort of reverse voyeurism, a scopophilia of the self. The artist shows through her pictures the morbid delight at being observed, at the extroversion of the intimacy. This is not necessarily an act of honesty or made in order to open her privacy to the world, but rather a conscious display of her desire, of her own libido. Narcissism this time ceases to have the self as a center of interest to move to the other. The result is a distorted perception of this self that manages to be subdued only in part by the mediation of photography, that ends up becoming a sort of psychoanalysis. The intimacy quit the private sphere to becomes a means of aggression, fighting, a martial art capable of hitting straight to the bowels. — Aggressive intimacy, digressive emotionality” by Santi Oliveri (2011)

Cover photo by Santi Oliveri
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